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Rising from the ashes: volunteers and good science will be vital to bush recovery after catastrophic fires

University of South Australia

University of South Australia ecologist Joan Gibbs describes the day that fires tore through her property in the Adelaide Hills, leaving a trail of devastation. One month on, there are signs of recovery.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Nature, Plants, Wildfires,

Released:
24-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Sleet? Freezing rain? Polar vortex? Veteran meteorology expert can explain winter weather forecast terms

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Paul Roebber is one of the leading forecasting experts in the United States and the world. He’s a leader in bringing new approaches to meteorology, and his research has changed how experts around the world forecast weather.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Meteorology, Nature,

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24-Jan-2020 8:20 AM EST
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Healing and Hope: Treating Fragile X in Serbia

UC Davis MIND Institute

Doctors and scientists — experts in the rare and severely disabling fragile X syndrome — had arrived from the United States, including six from the UC Davis MIND Institute. They came to offer the families useful information and maybe open doors to desperately needed help in a region of the world that, until fairly recently, hardly recognized fragile X syndrome, let alone knew how to diagnose or treat it.

Channels: All Journal News, Autism, Children's Health, Family and Parenting, Healthcare, Neuro,

Released:
23-Jan-2020 1:20 PM EST
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23-Jan-2020 12:40 PM EST

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New Drug Target for Prostate Cancer Found in the Non-Coding Genome

University Health Network (UHN)

Scientists at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have identified the drivers of a crucial gene involved in prostate cancer, revealing new targets for drug design.

Channels: Cancer, Healthcare, Men's Health, Pharmaceuticals, Cell Biology, Genetics, Nature (journal), All Journal News,

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22-Jan-2020 5:55 PM EST
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22-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
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Report reveals ‘unseen’ human benefits from ocean twilight zone

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

A new report from researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) reveals for the first time the unseen—and somewhat surprising—benefits that people receive from the ocean’s twilight zone. Also known as the “mesopelagic,” this is the ocean layer just beyond the sunlit surface.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Nature, Staff Picks,

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22-Jan-2020 3:30 PM EST
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Researchers Regrow Damaged Nerves with Polymer and Protein

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh researchers have created a biodegradable nerve guide – a polymer tube – filled with growth-promoting protein that can regenerate long sections of damaged nerves, without the need for transplanting stem cells or a donor nerve.

Channels: Healthcare, Military Health, Regenerative Medicine, Trauma, All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 7:00 PM EST
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